• May 30 - June 1, 2019
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103
Add to Calendar 05/30/2019 9:00 am 06/01/2019 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles 5th World-Ecology Research Network Conference Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature, and the Liberation of Life California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103
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The World-Ecology Research Network is a global community of scholars, artists, and activists. We welcome all forms of emancipatory interpretation, representation, and analysis committed to planetary justice for planetary life. Recognizing that no tradition or discipline holds all the answers, the Network cultivates a diversity of perspectives on human history in the web of life - past, present, and future.

For us, the web of life is not a factor or variable, but a fundamental moment of all human activity, from civilizations to communities, from birth to death. Common to these perspectives is a critique of Nature/Society dualism as a cosmology and world-historical practice of domination. A conversation and praxis rather than a perspective, world-ecology welcomes all who embrace the challenge of forging new modes of knowledge in an era of climate crisis.

The World-Ecology Research Network organizes an annual conference and ongoing regional workshops. Annual conferences have been held in Binghamton (2015, 2017), Durham, UK (2016), and Helsinki (2018), with regional workshops since 2013 at University College Dublin, the New School for Social Research, Cornell University, University of Durham, and Helsinki University. The 2019 Conference will take place at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. The Network maintains an active social networking presence, with nearly 2,500 followers on Facebook, and over 4,000 on academia.edu, where one can find over 300 papers in the world-ecology conversation.

A conversation rather than a strictly-defined perspective, world-ecology pursues an engaged and convivial dialogue among scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and beyond. Notable writers, scholars, activists, and artists engaging the world-ecology conversation include Haroon Akram-Lodhi, the late Elmar Altvater, Henry Bernstein, Marisol de la Cadena, Ashley Dawson, T.J. Demos, Andrej Grubacic, Donna Haraway, Jason W. Moore, Gerardo Otero, Christian Parenti, Raj Patel, Sasha Lilley, Paul Street, Harriet Friedmann, Kim Stanley Robinson, Richard Seymour, and Richard Walker.

The Network also sponsors an annual peer-review journal, Ecologies Technics & Civilization, whose first number will appear in 2019.

For further details email: worldecologyconferences@gmail.com

Important Dates:

March 05 Abstract Submissions Due

Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3 

March 20 Registration Opens: https://worldecologyconferencesblog.wordpress.com/

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